- The Doppler effect is defined as a noticeable change in the frequency of sound, light or water waves as the source and the observer move.
An example of the Doppler effect is that the frequency of the sound increases as the source moves closer to the observer.
Origin of Doppler effectafter C. Doppler (1803-53), Austrian mathematician and physicist
Origin of Doppler effectAfter Christian Andreas Doppler, (1803–1853), Austrian physicist and mathematician who explained the phenomenon.
(plural Doppler effects)
From Johann Christian Andreas Doppler, the scientist who first proposed this effect.
doppler effect - Computer Definition
The phenomenon by which the observed frequency of a wave changes as a result of a time change in the effective length of the path of propagation between the source of the wave and the point of observation. If there is a source of wave energy and an observer of the wave energy, the frequency of the waveform increases as the observer moves closer to the source, the source moves closer to the observer, or both.The frequency of the waveform decreases as the observer and source move farther apart. The phenomenon applies to all waveforms, including acoustical and electromagnetic waveforms. In acoustics, the pitch of the sound increases as the observer and source move closer together, and decreases as they move farther apart, as you may have noticed when listening to a train whistle as the train comes closer and then goes farther away. The combination of the Doppler effect and that of multipath fading causes the wooooo-wooooo sound. In telecommunications, the Doppler effect creates difficulties when a mobile device, such as a cellular telephone moves towards or away from a fixed base station at a high rate of speed.The Doppler effect is used in some forms of radar to determine the speed and direction of a moving object.The Doppler effect was first hypothesized by Johann Christian Andreas Doppler (1803
The change in electromagnetic frequency that occurs when the source of the radiation and its observer move toward or away from each other. The faster they come together, the higher the frequency. The faster they move away, the lower the frequency. Discovered by Austrian physicist Christian Doppler (1803-1853), this condition has a great effect on low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites as they weave towards and away from the earth. See Doppler radar.